Well this isn’t too much of a surprise, with the launch of the Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus it was only a matter of time before their pro mixer got the Nexus upgrade.
The imminent release of this four channel club mixer is an update of the original DJM-2000 released in 2010. First glance of the images doesn’t show much to be different but there are plenty of new features hidden away.
The first is the Beat slice, which lets you chop and arrange tracks on the fly with the 5.8 inch touch screen. The DJM 2000 Nexus uses rekordbox to analyse tracks from any connected CDJ 2000s and keeps your mix on beat and in time. The new sync feature sets the master tempo of each connect CDJ-2000 Nexus, allowing you to spend more time mixing and less time worrying about beat matching.
Theres also live sampling and a Midi mode controlled via the touchscreen which can directly control DJ software. A new peak limiter for club djs to play their music louder without distortion and better faders also round out the improvements.
For DJM 2000 owners, don’t worry as some functions of the DJM-2000 Nexus are planned to be available to you at the end of November 2012 via a firmware update.
The DJM-2000Nexus is due to go on sale this month and is priced at £1989. Is it as big an upgrade as it could have been? Not really, but for club DJs who this is aimed at theres some nice extra features in there that may make this worth picking up.